HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Nov 17, 2011, 06:31 AM
Registered User
cgriffith's Avatar
United States, FL, Oviedo
Joined Apr 2011
203 Posts
Discussion
Replacement Pots

I need to find a reasonably priced source for gibmal potentiometers. I have the Turnigy 9x v2. I have asked in the main thread on that radio, but nobody has an answer. So I am widening the search.
cgriffith is offline Find More Posts by cgriffith
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Nov 17, 2011, 11:38 AM
Registered User
richard hanson's Avatar
Joined Oct 2007
6,003 Posts
go to Google and specify size and type of pot (inc values/linear /tapered / etc.).
Most of this stuf comes as a set - the wiper and pot
richard hanson is offline Find More Posts by richard hanson
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 17, 2011, 09:24 PM
Registered User
cgriffith's Avatar
United States, FL, Oviedo
Joined Apr 2011
203 Posts
Don't show me how to fish! Just feed me!

jk.

Seriously though, I have already spent days/weeks searching google, digikey, forums, etc looking for a specific pot for my transmitter. So, I know your only trying to help, but I am hoping there is someone on this forum that actually knows of a vendor for my specific pot. From what I heard they are identical to the DX6i gimbal pots.
cgriffith is offline Find More Posts by cgriffith
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:53 PM
Suspended Account
Panorama City, CA
Joined Sep 2004
5,567 Posts
Did you contact Turnigy factory, FlySky, for parts?
http://flysky-cn.com/
Factory will probably not respond and not sell parts.

Or, buy another Turnigy 9X. Price just dropped to $39.99.

Third choice. Buy junked 9X. I sold a burnt 9X for $10.
Here is a likely candidate.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1540926
John Kim is offline Find More Posts by John Kim
Last edited by John Kim; Nov 17, 2011 at 11:13 PM.
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Nov 18, 2011, 05:15 AM
Registered User
Mi
Joined Nov 2003
209 Posts
maybe ????????http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-839-aurora-9-gimbal.aspx
pecor is offline Find More Posts by pecor
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 06:29 AM
Registered User
cgriffith's Avatar
United States, FL, Oviedo
Joined Apr 2011
203 Posts
@John

I have considered your suggestions before, I just did not think I could get a spare parts radio for less than $20(kinda what I am looking to spend). I have been and will just have to keep my eyes out for that

@pecor
That is kinda what I was looking for. Something known to work for my application. Unfortunately, that is too steep at $20 per gimbal.

Thanks all, If anyone still has suggestions I would like to hear.
cgriffith is offline Find More Posts by cgriffith
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 06:34 AM
Balsa addiction since age 3
ScottSails's Avatar
Upstate NY
Joined May 2005
1,200 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgriffith View Post
@John

I have considered your suggestions before, I just did not think I could get a spare parts radio for less than $20(kinda what I am looking to spend). I have been and will just have to keep my eyes out for that

@pecor
That is kinda what I was looking for. Something known to work for my application. Unfortunately, that is too steep at $20 per gimbal.

Thanks all, If anyone still has suggestions I would like to hear.
May I ask what is wrong with the one you have? Just an infant failure or solder connection?
ScottSails is offline Find More Posts by ScottSails
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 06:46 AM
Registered User
cgriffith's Avatar
United States, FL, Oviedo
Joined Apr 2011
203 Posts
You may find my posts on the main 9x thread. I noticed that the singal on throttle and aileron channels were not smooth. I noticed this affecting the behavior in Phoenix. My heli would bob up and down with out input. So following others advice, I took the pots apart to clean them. I gently used an pencil eraser to remove carbon dust. I have not been able to get the radio to work correctly since. Now channels behave in odd manner. It is hard to describe. But they are all not working right together. If I move the throttle, I get both movement on throttle and other channels. I get reduced overall output on some channels. This has made the radio unusable. I did not have and I have checked that there are no D/R, Mixes, endpoint, subtrim adjustments have been made. Thanks for asking.
cgriffith is offline Find More Posts by cgriffith
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 07:27 AM
Registered User
richard hanson's Avatar
Joined Oct 2007
6,003 Posts
carbon pots?
Were they extremely shiny or dull looking.
richard hanson is offline Find More Posts by richard hanson
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 07:48 AM
Registered User
cgriffith's Avatar
United States, FL, Oviedo
Joined Apr 2011
203 Posts
In my opinion, no. I can say that using the eraser did remove carbon dust. I then wiped with 90% isopropyl. In my opinion, there is still pleanty of carbon left. and it is nice and clean.

Quote:
Originally Posted by richard hanson View Post
carbon pots?
Were they extremely shiny or dull looking.
cgriffith is offline Find More Posts by cgriffith
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 04:24 PM
Suspended Account
Panorama City, CA
Joined Sep 2004
5,567 Posts
During my 40 years of flying, I have never seen a bad pot even in basic 4ch TX until now.
John Kim is offline Find More Posts by John Kim
Reply With Quote  (Disabled)
Old Nov 18, 2011, 04:36 PM
AndyKunz's Avatar
Illinois
Joined Sep 2001
20,429 Posts
You've been lucky, John, or you haven't done much flying. In the 70's especially and into the 80's I cleaned them at least once a season because they needed it.

Andy
AndyKunz is offline Find More Posts by AndyKunz
Site Sponsor
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 07:07 PM
Registered User
richard hanson's Avatar
Joined Oct 2007
6,003 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyKunz View Post
You've been lucky, John, or you haven't done much flying. In the 70's especially and into the 80's I cleaned them at least once a season because they needed it.

Andy
servo pot?
I also did this -but tx pots were always OK for me -
richard hanson is offline Find More Posts by richard hanson
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 08:07 PM
AndyKunz's Avatar
Illinois
Joined Sep 2001
20,429 Posts
Must have been the World Engines "Blue Max" I was using

You're right - servo pots back then were horrible!! Even crappy $2 servos today have more reliable pots.

Did you ever see the Heathkit varcap servos? My Dad had (has) that radio yet. They changed with humidity!

Andy
AndyKunz is offline Find More Posts by AndyKunz
Site Sponsor
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 18, 2011, 08:42 PM
Balsa addiction since age 3
ScottSails's Avatar
Upstate NY
Joined May 2005
1,200 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyKunz View Post
Must have been the World Engines "Blue Max" I was using

You're right - servo pots back then were horrible!! Even crappy $2 servos today have more reliable pots.

Did you ever see the Heathkit varcap servos? My Dad had (has) that radio yet. They changed with humidity!

Andy
Holy crap Andy - my dad an I built two of those Blue Max... I just got rid of the box last year (the unit was long gone)
ScottSails is offline Find More Posts by ScottSails
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion quarts in pint pots - are there problems? MCarlton Engines 7 Jul 09, 2011 10:14 AM
Help! How to check the Pots wrathofkhan Radios 9 Jul 03, 2011 07:21 PM
Question T6EXA replacement pots Cirip Radios 14 Oct 16, 2008 08:47 PM
Discussion Who has replacement Futaba joystick pots? ghoti DIY Electronics 3 May 10, 2006 05:18 PM
New 5K pots to rebuild your transmitter Doc11 Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Aug 05, 2001 05:48 AM